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Mister Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, and Count Vlad Dracula. Two of fiction's best- known characters whose adventures seem, on the face of it. The year is A ship is discovered adrift off the English coast, its crew missing , its murdered captain lashed to the wheel, and its only passenger is a sinister. Here's your ticket to the greatest mystery-writing workshop ever!In this extraordinary compilation, more than three dozen members of the Mystery Writers of.
Light and fun, with plenty of atmosphere, Estleman has written a book which has great appeal to the aforementioned group, and young adults. Dracula fans may also enjoy it. Some Conan Doyle fans — but by no means all of them — might find this sort of crossover story a bit of a stretch. Holmes and Watson This is a tremendously fun book to read for those who enjoy the old-fashioned Rathbone and Bruce films of the s, or those who enjoyed Sherlock Holmes in the days when radio ruled the airwaves. Holmes and Watson become involved in the Sanguinary Count's attempt to leave Transylvania and make England his home in this fun adventure. This is Doctor Watson's account of Sherlock Holmes's heretofore untold part in the Dracula saga, written to rectify this important omission in Stoker's account, at the specific request of Professor Van Helsing. A sense of fun and adventure saturate the pages of Estleman's fun but not-to-be-taken-too-seriously story.
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Dracula Sherlock Holmes by Loren D. Estleman ebook. Subjects Fiction Horror Mystery. May 05, Robert rated it really liked it. The title sounds campy but don't let that throw you off. Estleman does a wonderful job capturing the feel of a Sherlock Holmes' mystery while weaving in Bram Stoker's 'Dracula'. It does help to be familiar with Bram Stoker novel not just the films. So there is no surprise but it's entertaining to read.
The only complaint I have, which prevents me from giving it 5 stars, is that this book contradicts the S The title sounds campy but don't let that throw you off. The only complaint I have, which prevents me from giving it 5 stars, is that this book contradicts the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sussex Vampire" where Waton was a believer of the supernatural and Holmes wasn't - in this book it's the reverse.
That didn't sit well with me and could have easily presented differently to match what Holmes' creator had already established.
However, it stayed true to Bram Stoker's version of Dracula - especially that Dracula could be out in daylight. All in all, it was a fun read!
I think it could be adapted into an interesting film. I won't spoil it but there was a wonderful exchange between Watson and Dracula, near the end, that made me smile. I certainly recommend this book to both Dracula and Holmes fans! Most Holmes purists would probably not recognize this as a worthwhile pastiche, but I enjoyed the heck out of it!
I thought it was pretty clever the way the author wove Watson and Holmes investigating into the off-stage scenes from the Dracula story. Each character played their part the way Arthur Conan Doyle would have written and I found the resolution - and the adventure getting there - most enjoyable. The atmosphere was positively dripping with that gothicy darkness and the creep factor was Most Holmes purists would probably not recognize this as a worthwhile pastiche, but I enjoyed the heck out of it!
The atmosphere was positively dripping with that gothicy darkness and the creep factor was still present as it is in the original Dracula story. Good stuff! Dec 17, Elisa M.
For some reason, no-one believes this is a real book until I shove it under their nose. The coolest book I've ever read. View 1 comment. Sherlock vs Dracula Great read. This is the second book about Holmes and Dracula I've read, and unlike Fred Saberhagen's attempt, Estleman does an excellent job of making the two characters and their worlds work together.
I think a big part of this is whereas Saberhagen undermined Holmes' character by having him already familiar with vampires and the supernatural, Estleman has Holmes encountering the world beyond the rational for the first time. However, Holmes and Watson deal with vampires the same way they deal with everythi This is the second book about Holmes and Dracula I've read, and unlike Fred Saberhagen's attempt, Estleman does an excellent job of making the two characters and their worlds work together.
However, Holmes and Watson deal with vampires the same way they deal with everything else - only accepting the idea when all other options have been eliminated and when they see the evidence themselves.
I think the combination also works well here because Watson is revealing a previously unknown aspect of the original Dracula and because the sort of horror Dracula represents mixes well with the Holmesian necessity of always getting the bad guy and solving the problem - or at least having a good chance of doing so. Holmes and Watson first become involved in the Demeter mystery, and then are fully drawn into events through vampire Lucy's predations. In the end, they don't help deliver the killing blow to the Count directly, but they do contribute a fair bit to keeping him busy in London.
Furthermore, Dracula kidnap's Watson's wife, adding a great layer of suspense to what would otherwise be a story with a foregone conclusion. I also appreciate that Estleman does a great job of capturing Arthur Conan Doyle's writing style, as well as portraying Holmes and Watson in such a way that it really feels like this could be part of the original canon. Plus, there's some fun playing with the inconsistencies of that canon early on in the novel, with references to Watson's wife and war wound without specifying which wife or whether he was shot in the leg or the shoulder.
All in all, this is a much better book than you might expect from the rather goofy title, and is definitely worth reading for fans of either the world's greatest detective or its greatest vampire. Hearts on Fire Reviews. Author Loren D.
Yes, folks: It seems the British government wants these events concealed. But Holmes is indefatigable, and determined to put this case to right, saving England from the predatory Dracula. Readers who love Holmes old or new will surely revel in this mystery; I highly recommend it. Author Estleman deftly delineates the characters, as well as providing that thrilling sense of adventure readers expect when following the cases of Sherlock Holmes and the not-so-bumbling Dr.
John Watson, sidekick, faithful companion, and amanuensis. Total waste of great potential: Oct 19, Julie rated it liked it Shelves: I'm hovering somewhere between "it was okay" and "I liked it". It's a good idea, it made me smile at times, and I'll always have a soft spot for Sherlock Holmes pastiches -- but the quality of writing isn't anything to shout about from the rafters.
It's the equivalent of a quick, pulpy read: Not bad, but not stellar; come to this if you're a fan of Doyle and Stoker I'm hovering somewhere between "it was okay" and "I liked it".
Not bad, but not stellar; come to this if you're a fan of Doyle and Stoker and don't mind seeing another author trample about in that sandbox. Nov 02, Ensiform rated it really liked it Shelves: A rather clever retelling of the Bram Stoker tale with Holmes as a character, narrated, of course, by Watson, and purporting to be a part of the main canon. Estleman is good at recreating the Holmesian aspect: He's done his research as to the period and the writing style, and it does work.
On the whole, it's a great idea, and the book presents Victorian A rather clever retelling of the Bram Stoker tale with Holmes as a character, narrated, of course, by Watson, and purporting to be a part of the main canon. On the whole, it's a great idea, and the book presents Victorian thrills and action and chase scenes aplenty. Only the end of the book is a disappointment: Surprisingly good! A well written novel that is indicative of Arthur Conan Doyle's style and successfully merges one of the greatest detectives of English literature with one of its most terrifying monsters.
It was very enjoyable, fast paced and made me want to dip into other titles from the series. The one thing I didn't like was the premise that Holmes and Watson actually existed and this was in fact a manuscript discovered at an auction. The author takes this idea to the extreme by thanking W Surprisingly good! The author takes this idea to the extreme by thanking Watson in his "author's acknowledgements" and I just happen to find that trail of thought a bit irksome.
This was a fun way to spend some time. I caught the BBC version. You gotta take this one with some grains of salt and be familiar with Dracula the novel to really enjoy this one. I can see how many Holmes purists would loathe this but I loved it. I finally own the book and love it so much more that the BBC version. Bumped it up to 5 stars. Nov 01, Calvin Daniels rated it it was ok Shelves: Just a bit better than a 2. The book lacked depth. There was little sense of awe to it.
The meeting of two fictional giants should have been epic, and it never got close. It could have been a classic, but alas was only saved at all by being a quick read. Dec 22, Stephanie: First off, let me just say that it always tickles me to death that people were writing fanfiction in the 70s and getting it published! I guess we've probably been doing it even before then. But it always just strikes me as a modern thing. But here's my thing with this book: I mean, I guess I must have been open to the idea since I was interested enough to download the book, but once I started reading it I did a double take.
Because Holmes is inheren First off, let me just say that it always tickles me to death that people were writing fanfiction in the 70s and getting it published! Because Holmes is inherently logical; that's his schtick, that he always finds a logical explanation for things, even when they appear to be supernatural Hound of the Baskervilles, anyone?
But in this book and very early in it too he basically just shrugs and says "Never mind all that, yay vampires! So I guess we're allowed to bend the rules in really whatever fashion we'd like.
It's all just for fun, so if you enjoy this book then good for you. But I don't like the premise, and I think even if I had I would have been disappointed in the execution; the plot is highly predictable and just plods along at its own leisurely pace.
At least it's short. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This is a great book! The title doesn't do justice to this wonderful story.
But I have to say, Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula is head and shoulders above The Titanic Tragedy. The pacing and storytelling are crisp and faithful to Doyle's original tales and characterizations. I have read Bram Stoker's Dracula twice. This book does a clever job of connecting This is a great book! This book does a clever job of connecting to and weaving in and out Stoker's original classic. The parallel events do not detract from Stoker's work but supplement it well and deftly complement it.
For a fun read and a thrilling final act, read Sherlock Holmes vs. The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count. I really enjoyed this! I felt Estleman really emulated Conan Doyle's writing style and tone.
If you gave someone this to read without showing them the cover, I think they would be hard pushed to identify that it wasn't written by Conan Doyle himself. I really enjoyed the differences of opinion between Holmes believing the paranormal and Watson sticking to reason and science. This made for some very interesting conversations.
Holmes and Van Helsing also were an interesting pairing, which I would l I really enjoyed this! Holmes and Watson become involved in the Sanguinary Count's attempt to leave Transylvania and make England his home in this fun adventure.
This is Doctor Watson's account of Sherlock Holmes's heretofore untold part in the Dracula saga, written to rectify this important omission in Stoker's account, at the specific request of Professor Van Helsing.
A sense of fun and adventure saturate the pages of Estleman's fun but not-to-be-taken-too-seriously story. From the moment a ship is discovered off the English coast with no crew aboard except a dead captain with unusual puncture marks on his neck, and a cargo full of Transylvanian earth, Holmes and Watson know this is going to be no ordinary case.
Reluctant at first to believe in the possibility of vampires, Holmes, and an even more skeptical Watson, may finally be forced to accept the existence of the undead. When the London duo track down the "Bloofer Lady" through the strange abduction of children who are later found alive, but disoriented from blood loss, the lady in question turns out to be none other than Lucy Westerna!